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'''Dorothy Leigh Sayers''' ( ;Often pronounced , but Sayers herself preferred and encouraged the use of her middle initial to facilitate this pronunciation. 13 June 1893 – 17 December 1957) was a renowned English people|English crime writer, poet, playwright, essayist, translator, and Christian humanism|Christian humanist. She was also a student of classical and modern languages. She is best known for her mysteries, a series of novels and short stories set between the First and Second World Wars that feature English aristocrat and Detective fiction|amateur sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey, which remain popular to this day. However, Sayers herself considered her translation of Dante Alighieri|Dante's ''Divine Comedy'' to be her best work. She is also known for her Plays of Dorothy L. Sayers|plays, literary criticism, and essays.
GenreCrime fiction
MovementGolden Age of Detective Fiction
Era| language = English language|English
Birth date{{birth date|1893|06|13|df=y}}
Birth placeOxford, UK
SpouseMac Fleming
(m. 1926–50, his death)
ChildrenJohn Anthony Fleming (1924–1984)
Death date{{death date and age|1957|12|17|1893|06|13|df=y}}
Death placeWitham, Essex, UK
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